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america, and a brand new store you, the viewers, helped build. >> are we the first customers? >>> and, who is this? do you believe she's the queen of england? >> kate, my darling, are you there? >> the prank call rocking the royal family as other powerful people around the globe are getting punked. >>> good evening. we begin with another big bulletin about the record-breaking heat and the melting at the north pole. a new study shows a global thaw under way, affecting everyone on the planet. and it comes today as we learn how little snow there is here in the united states. as the temperatures here keep rising and the records keep falling. abc's meteorologist ginger zee now tells us what's going on. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now, only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year, when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet. this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> impatiently. to get our show on the road here. >> reporter: less snow helped make it even warmer thi
, los angeles. >> cecilia, thank you. >>> and now, made in america tonight and a hopeful sign from ford. the automaker announcing its plan to pump three quarters of a billion dollars into plants in michigan. 2,300 new jobs. >>> and speaking of made in america, our christmas challenge. and tonight, the big reveal here. the factories saying thank you for the joy and the jobs you created. merry christmas. it was the made in america christmas challenge. you can see the christmas lights are up. across the country, even the mall of america. inside, santa taking those requests. david muir with "world news." how are you? >> oh, good. how are you? >> reporter: i'm just curious. of those kids sitting on santa's lap, how much of what they're asking for is made in america? >> oh, oh. i guess -- ah -- i guess -- i guess -- >> reporter: you'll remember, even the elf was stumped, telling us he couldn't answer those kinds of questions. but if you look closely, we guaranteed you could find made in america. just one thing, $64, creates 200,000 jobs, say economists. and it turns out, you found it. viewers
the people driving cars in the wrong direction. >> oh, my god! >>> and, the great made in america christmas. the amazing things you've told us you're doing, and buying, to help create american jobs. >> made in america! >>> good evening. we begin tonight with another shooting, another safe part of american life shattered by violence. a photograph was released today of 22-year-old jake roberts. he worked at a deli outside portland, oregon. police say this is the person who opened fire on holiday shoppers at a mall, firing at families in the food court. he killed two people and then himself. tonight, the shooter's family and his girlfriend are speaking out to abc news, and here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas shopping rush. lines of shoppers, even children, could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a shooter was still inside. a day later, police now say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who they say stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off, alone, on a deadly rampa
they soon end up on america's dinner tables? our reporter travels to the secret testing facility like no other. >>> plus, speed racers. million-equipment. breakneck speed. and a crew of elite athletes fighting for glory. we take you inside sailing's high-octane makeover. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 4th, 2012. >>> and good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we begin with the murder trial illustrating that luck can be a fickle thing indeed. when a florida man won a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot, he didn't realize he may well have been setting off a bizarre chain of events that would end with his murder. here's abc's linsey davis for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: abraham shakespeare probably thought he was the luckiest man in the world when he won $30 million in the florida lottery in november of 2006. but his luck would change in a horrific way. and now, this woman, doris dee dee moore, is on trial for his murder. moore sobbed in court t
stephanopoulos on "this week." >>> now to the wrangling over the fiscal cliff, sending shock waves across america's 401(k)s. take a look. the dow closed down more than 120 points, with the deadline just 11 days away and lawmakers heading home for the holidays. shortly before we came on the air, the president came out swinging with a message for congress. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tells us where things stand tonight. >> reporter: in the halls of congress tonight, not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with a deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog. now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >> reporter: but the two sides don't even seem to be trying anymore. what are we going to do now? >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. that means house leaders, senate lead
. tonight here, the big reveal. the videos you sent in, the made in america gifts you put under the tree. and the ones that didn't fit. >> merry christmas, david! >> how you're creating joy and jobs this christmas. >>> and caught on tape. the adorable pet dog stolen by a real life grinch, about to be sold. you won't believe what happened next and what we witnessed today. >>> good evening on this wednesday night. and we hope you had a merry christmas. diane has a few more nights with her family, and what a night to stay indoors. across much of this country tonight, a massive winter storm and already, the ripple effect for travel being felt coast to coast. the monster storm system stretching from indiana to maine, all the way down to north carolina. more than a dozen states under winter watches and warnings this evening. and this is moving fast. nearly a foot of snow in some states already. more than a foot of snow in forecast for syracuse, new york. and in the heartland tonight, the threat of more twisters. close to three dozen reported tornadoes on christmas. this evening, they're bracin
in on gurneys, and across america it's a scene that tragically plays out time and again. abc news discovered, on average, well over 200 fatal bus crashes take place every year in the u.s., with more than 12,000 nonfatal crashes. and more than 15,000 people injured. just last week, a 6-year-old boy died when a bus crashed into the long island home where the boy was asleep in bed. and in july, a tour bus crashed into this barrier outside of new rochelle, new york. with the bus going too fast for the slick roads. injuring all 24 people on board. back in miami, it turns out that the driver here, even mowed down a sign warning vehicles more than 8 feet tall to turn around. police say they don't know whether they'll file charges against that driver. his bus belongs to the miami bus service. a company that we found had three violations last year related to driver fatigue. ron, it's too early to tell if that played any role in this crash. >>> a frightening scene this morning on a highway in japan where at least three people were killed when part of a tunnel collapsed outside of tokyo. the company th
numbers on guns in america. more gun sellers than mcdonalds. are there solutions? tonight the one thing to reassure your children before they go back to school tomorrow. "world news" begins now. >>> good evening, on this sunday night from newtown, connecticut. we are here tonight in front of the newtown high school where an entire community is coming together. the families of the victims, the survivors too, and they are gathering here tonight to hear from president obama, who is here now at the school right now. tonight in his role has comforter in chief as a father himself, helping to heal a nation in mourning. he is speaking with the families at this hour and around this country tonight, outside philadelphia, a vigil for the victims. in washington, d.c., remembering them with song, holding candles against the night. at a church in detroit, keeping the children, the teachers, in their prayers. and on television today, nfl players, like the teams in the new orleans superdome offering a moment of silence. and this evening a new image of the gunman, adam lanza in a sixth grade yearbook pi
that this is playing out in front of america. it's 2:02. we're going to take a quick break and reset for the country. for many of the viewers tuning in, around 9:30, the first calls came in. that there had been a shooting at sandy hook elementary school. it takes 45 minutes to get there from new york. we're told at this hour that there are at least 27 dead. the shooter believed to be carrying four weapons. 24 years old. was wearing a bulletproof vest entered the school and began firing. that shooter is deceased. we don't know if there was more than one shooter involved. we certainly don't know too early to say what could have been the motive for such a heinous crime and to put this into perspective, what you're watching unfold today will be the deadliest shooting at an elementary school in america history, the second deadliest shooting behind virginia tech, as you remember, we all followed that closely. more than a dozen shot and killed in columbine. but today, the numbers are simply staggering. at least 27 shot and killed. and many of the victims are children. i was struck by the description earlie
. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones, and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> do you personally believe, congressman, that gun-free school zones have been invitations to mayhem and that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? >> well, i think that when you look at school safety, you've got to put armed guards into the equation. i've made it clear that it should not be a mandatory law that every school has there. there should be local choice but absolutely, i believe that protecting our children with an armed guard who is trained is an important part of the equation. we have two-thirds of our schools or, excuse me, one-third of our schools in america right now with an armed off-duty police officer or resource officer. if you have a choice of sending your child to a school that has that type of protection versus not, i think most people in america would say, let's go to what would be the school that invests in that type of safety and security. >> so when
to everyone down there in times square, all across america. did you say it was an experiment with the dogs right there? >> all i can think of is my dog behind the wheel, what a mistake. >> that isn't happening with my dog. >>> and a look at lara. she is live in london this morning. >>> we also have the latest on the prank call to the hospital ward. >>> we also have the latest on the showdown in d.c. on our taxes and that fast-approaching fiscal cliff. president obama has rejected the latest republican offer. he's taking a very hard line in the talks. >>> there's growing outage here in new york city over a front-page photo from "the new york post" yesterday. this man has just fallen down on the tracks. is just seconds away from a subway train hitting and killing him. many people upset why the photographer was taking the picture and not helping the man. this morning, he's talking out, justifying why he took the photo. and why so many other folks were running away. there's nobody there trying to help him off the tracks. >> he says he was trying to help. we're going to get into that. >>> also,
condition, and his unspeakable violence. what will it take? what can we do? america's search for answers, a national conversation, starts right now on "gma." >>> and everything here is still so raw. here this morning. the community coming together. putting together those living ment memorials together. a town in tears but also a town galvanized by their grief. good morning, america, from sandy hook. i'm joined by josh and amy and lara. liz intet in new york. right now, all across america, parents are sending their children to school, a lot of fear as well. we want to begin with gun violence, mental illness. we'll continue it all week long. >> are my children safe, it's a question parents are asking. security has been beefed up at schools and campuses around the country. as new details now surface about the horrifying moments when the shooter entered that school and unimaginable. to end that, we'll be joined by the school nurse. >> sally cox. she'll be with us in a minute. >>> let's get right to the presidents right now. he spoke last night. he came here and met with the families. he was
you think the system of justice works in belize like it does in america? it does not. >> reporter: since his glory days in the '80s and '90s, pioneering that anti-virus sopt ware that still pops up on millions of computers, muck afee's journey has twisted and turned. in 2009, he lick by dated his assets, telling "nightline" -- >> it's been reported you are worth $100 million. >> that may have been true. >> reporter: then, he moved to belize and bought this seaside compound. but the skies darkened for him, he said, when he refused to bribe the government. he started a company that turned jungle plants into med sun, but he says, his failure to bribe brought on a raid on his lab last may, on suspicion he was manufacturing meth. he was never charged. then, last month, just a day after four of his dogs were poisoned, his neighbor, faull, was found shot in the head. weeks earlier, say officials, this petition, obtained by abc news, complaining of mcafee's shotgun slinging security guards and his vicious dogs. >> he loved dogs. he couldn't hurt or harm anyone's dogs. we didn't get along.
:30 this morning, church bells across america rang out in a moment of national silence. one chime for each victim of the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, one week ago. yet even as this nation comes together to mourn, we remain deeply divided. all weeknight line has dedicated our broadcast to examining the complex relationship between america and its guns. tonight the most divisive day yet. here's my coanchor, terry moran. >> reporter: in newtown this morning, silence, one week after the children screaming and the madman shooting. sigh length across the country. silence in the oval office. and that ancient marker of mourning and remembrance, church bells. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: the pain is still raw, the horror still fresh. but in washington the debate is already beginning and today a key voice, a powerful voice was at last heard. >> the national rifle association. >> reporter: wayne lapierre, the long-time executive vice president of the nra, took to the podium in washington just an hour or so after the national moment of remembrance. for a week, the nra had been silent, uncharac
it will be the safest school in america. a pledge parents the use to reassure their children and themselves. for "nightline," i'm juju chang in newtown, connecticut. >>> coming up next, from selling off shares to stripping shelves, how this tragedy is changing the game, at least for now, for those who make, sell, and invest in the booming business of guns. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salads, sandwiches, and more. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before inve
, from the passion to the anger to the obsession. what comes next for america and its weapons? from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline" -- a day in the life of the american gun. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. so how does it feel to live in the most heavily armed society in human history? do you take fear or comfort from the fact that this country holds three times more gun stores than mcdonald's restaurants? for many, it took a slaughter of 26 women and children to start talking about the 34 americans shot to death every day, and that talk has many others lining up to buy their first gun. so at this moment of national conversation in a search to understand the complexities driving both sides, "nightline" teams fanned out across one nation under the gun and deeply divided. philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. sergeant john hoyt works overnight. a shift that makes a reasonable man question how anyone could call this the city of brotherly love. and just moments into his night, it begins. >>
to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversial sheriff in america he has always called himself the toughest sheriff in america which makes this next picture funny. pictures from last night he walked down the street here makes a dichotomy going on. arpaio has been the center of illegal immigration debate for many years he's very aggressive. u.s. department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. arpaio loves the camera, he loves the controversy. so far this visit he wants to know where everybody is? >> i'm a little disappointed from new hampshire to california, every time i travel, give a speech i have demonstrators, i don't see any here. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gascon knows arpaio from days together in arizona he was a police chief in mesa, he contributed to arpaio's opponent in the election last month, but arpaio won again, he's been sheriff there for 20 years he's instituted pink underwear for men, pink baloney and brought back chain gangs. he wants to be known as the toughest sheriff in america. terry mcsweeney,
did it. ♪ good day sunshine >>> good day, indeed. wake up america! we're still here. those doomsday predictions appear to be a dud. our cameras in times square at midnight to prove it. >> there's the clock -- three, two, one. okay. >> this morning, the sun is rising, right now, on a brand-new day. good morning, america. ♪ i'm in love and it's a sunny day ♪ >>> and there is the proof right there. it may be raining in times scare. but look at that beautiful sun rising over hollywood beach in florida this morning. >> why aren't we doing the show there? >> more proof positive that we have survived the mayan doomsday. so, happy friday, robin and everyone watching at home. welcome back to elizabeth. paula faris in for josh. >> it's great to be here this morning. and life is going on in many ways. take a look right now at the lines at chicago o'hare airport. more than 1,000 flights were canceled. and there are going to be long waits this weekend. it's a major hub for the country. a lot of flights if you're not going to chicago, go through chicago. >> a. busy travel day. >>> we're close
: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now to that shocking story played out on television in front of millions of viewers. it's a little tough to see this video. a television host setting a magician's head on fire. the magician is all right. he is now in the hospital recovering, and lashing out at that show's host who may soon be arrested. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in this death- defying scene, flames shoot from the head of magician wayne houchin, a moment he says is no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watch as this unscripted prank by a tv host backfired in a horrific way. >> his face is burnt. >> reporter: now, that host is expected to face charges, a warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when houchin was a guest on the popular show in the dominican republic "approach the stars." he says the host, franklin, unexpectedly poured a flaming cologne on his head. on facebook, houchin wrote, this was not a stunt or part of an act. this was a criminal attack. he was rushed to the hospital with first and second-degree bur
minute secret deals to delight everyone on your list. >>> and a good monday morning to you, america. which is also to say, a happy and merry christmas eve. george and robin both celebrating the holiday with their families. glad to have amy robach, paula faris here. >> thank you, everyone. we have so many stories to tell you this morning. including the surprising story of this woman. she's accused of being, we're not making this up, too sexy for her job. her boss said she was too distracting and was actually threatening his marriage. she's the one who lost her job, not him. >>> we have great news to share with everybody. the best news of all. sam champion, everybody, getting married over the weekend. >> thank you. >> to rubem robierb, now rubem robierb-champion. it was the most beautiful ceremony. and robin looks fantastic. >> how does your hand feel? heavier today in. >> it feels odd. you have to get used to it, right? it takes how long? >> 15 years. give or take a few. >> seriously, congratulations. >> congratulations, we love you, and we love rubem. >> it was a wonderful night. a
taken america by storm. what's the deal with his venomous anti-american rant? psy, now apologizing. but should he still be allowed to perform for the president? >>> and secret santa. a boy photographed on santa's lap, making his christmas wish. find out why it took more than a decade for santa to deliver. it's a christmas tale with a sweet, surprising twist. ♪ santa claus is coming >>> hey, everybody. good morning. we have a big morning. including at some point this morning, the normally health-conscious bianna golodryga and ginger zee, are going to personally taste test what is allegedly the most expensive burger on the planet earth. ron and i normally do the taste testing around here. we're very excited about this. >>> also, check this out. the flying squirrel in the house this morning. gabrielle douglas is here. she's here live. she has a new memoir out, where she says she almost quit right before the olympics. she's going to be taking questions from a whole gaggle of young fans. very much looking forward to that. >> so many people excited to meet her this morning. >>> also, c
she was found alive, authorities found clifton's body. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> what an emotional story for that family. we're here live on the west coast to breaking news from london. a member of the staff at kate middleton's hospital two was one of the voices we heard on the prank phone call from two australian deejays was found dead this morning. british police confirming the woman found was the voice on the prank phone call. abc's lama hasan has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. breaking news coming to us. one of the nurses at the hospital where kate was being treated has been found dead. this is coming from scotland yard. they released a statement saying she had died in a suspected suicide two days after, of course, being duped by the two australian deejays impersonating the queen and prince charles. it was, as you said, one of the voices, whether it was the receptionist or the nurse, it was one of them. her body was found unconscious, close to the hospital. the emergency services were called. two ambulances were dispatc
coast today and tomorrow. >> we'll go through all of america's weather in the next half hour. it's an awful lot of rain moving across the country this weekend. amy. >> sam, thanks so much. >>> coming up here on "gma," the dramt developments in that trial of the high school valedictorian charged with killing his own mother. his father speaks out. >>> also ahead, the pickup tossed into the air by a tornado. there's a man inside fearing for his life. he is okay. but wait until you hear who raced to his rescue. >>> also, an unprecedented, live event for you. you're looking at an american hero just back from afghanistan. he has no idea, though, we flew in his family. they are waiting next door, at his base, the reunion, live, only on "gma." go nowhere. go nowhere. reunion, live, only on "gma." reunion, live, only on "gma." go nowhere. [ sea ] hi! thsea calling. when's the last time you visited me? when i went surfing. i love to surf. can you imagine surfing in the middle of me? in the middle of you? oh yes! [ giggles ] nice moves! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] our biggest december sale
to be curious. abc's david wright brings us america's newest overnight millionaires. >> reporter: at a gas station in maryland, a mystery man checks his numbers and then dances a jig. could it be the powerball shuffle? >> he says, is this the right numbers? i said, yeah, man, you got them all. >> reporter: in a small town in missouri, at the high school where they first fell in love, cindy and mark hill today insisted that huge check won't change their lives all that much. >> we will still be going down to the corner cafe for breakfast or fish day, i can guarantee you that. we're as common as anybody. we just have a little bit more money. >> reporter: make that a lot more money. and it's probably wishful thinking. already, their neighbors in this town of 496 people can't help but see them differently. >> i'm living in a wealthy neighborhood now. >> reporter: they all say they're happy for them. >> life just got a little bit easier for them. especially in these hard times. >> reporter: cindy hill had been laid off from her job two years ago. she was scheduled for a job interview the morning
sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given the wrong message to their kids even teachers in schools. because in class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> reporter: arpaio says the meeting to
made in america series we sent wayne freedman searching for local examples and he found an item everybody uses. >> one of the proudest streets in one of the oldest buildings here is a venerable name for you. a country that somehow survived. >> we're in china do you make mattresses? >> we're in china? i don't think so. >> robin, the third generation. her grandfather edward was a mattress equipment salesman from chicago. he came to san francisco with his brother, leonard in 1998. -- 1898. if they were to visit today, those brother woz be proud to see the company they founded still going strong. >> the benefit of doing it ourselves is that we're in charge of the quality. >> easy to say not easy to do. when they say they make them from scratch in america, they mean it. beginning with the cotton. they blend and machine into batting. to bed coils beginning at raw wire, manufactured in california then finish bid former street sweeper. >> all hand made. >> yes. >> by your hand? >> all of our hands. >> they build mattresses old fashioned way. same as they always have, as reflected throug
, i can assure you. good morning to you, america. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> also, a very big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this now blocks kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to move here to start a new life. abc's lama hasan has the latest from london. good morning to you,
on "good morning america." >>> meanwhile, lot of news developing overnight. for that, we turn to john muller. who's in for ron claiborne. >>> good morning, everyone. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cowboys josh brent will be in court this morning. he flipped his car early saturday morning that killed a teammate. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that dallas cowboys player josh brent was speeding down this road, just after 2:00 a.m., when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jerry brown. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. this was like losing a little bro
and lactose intolerance on america this morning. jon by the way has a big show. senators chuck schumer and jon kyl on "this week." a lot of news developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing's airline's flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were kille
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. and today, when we went back to one street, one of the hardest hit in america, we couldn't believe the turnaround. call it an early christmas gift for millions of americans who own homes. tonight, new signs home values are finally on the rise again. the biggest spike, in arizona where home prices are up more than 21%. >> and this is cortis street. >> reporter: perhaps you'll remember our drive through that neighborhood outside phoenix, it was ground zero for the housing crash four years ago, foreclosed, for sale, for rent. 130 homes on the market in that one subdivision alone and sherri mcbroom was trying to sell one of them. what did they buy their home for? >> $308,000. >> reporter: and what it's listed at now. >> 130. >> reporter: 130. our jaws dropping back then. and late today we were stunned again. when we checked in with that same realtor. in the last six months how many homes have sold in that one subdivision alone. >> there were 163 homes that sold in the last six months. >> reporter: we were standing there when that market hit rock bottom. there were 130 homes for sale on
. >> thanks, jim. for the latest on this blizzard. team coverage coming up on "good morning america." ginger and sam champion will keep us posted. >>> our other major story, another wave of grief will wash across newtown, connecticut, later today, as more shooting victims are laid to rest. >> also, the president is taking the first steps in a major effort to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. abc's mark greenblatt joins us live, now, from newtown, with more. hi, mark. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. sadly, we're expecting more funeral processions to be going up and down the road behind me today. and the president is endorsing sweeping, new gun restrictions. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: tears flowed freely and neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest. abigail, one of the greatest. >> reporter: funeral processions seemed to spread across connecticut for the shooting victims, both children and adults. more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel barden, who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> these young k
hook. at 7:00 tune into a special edition of "good morning america." entire show will be devoted to the tragedy. reporter laura anthony is also in connecticut and she will have live reports. >>> now back to our storm watch coverage. new storm moved into the bay area overnight in the santa cruz mountains are getting hit with showers this morning. reporter terry mcsweeney joins us live, how heavy are they? >> it's pretty light showers but it doesn't stop. it's been going for at least three hours up here, probably longer than that. take a look at pictures, at the summit give you an idea what is going on. you can see some cars and trucks going through. again, nothing heavy, but it just doesn't quit. now with the traffic getting a little heavier, probably a good time to keep that in mind. also, in the north bay, look at pictures we have from the golden gate bridge. showers this morning and video this morning around 2:30 this morning. i came across the golden gate bridge around 3:00, a little bit before, it was light showers at that time. it was coming down heavier down there than it h
now sent the white house their own plan for getting america's finances under control. but both sides still far apart. abc's jake tapper is covering this from the white house. jake, the white house downplayed this new offer but will it be enough to jump-start negotiations? >> reporter: i don't think so, george. the white house advisers describe the proposal that republicans offered yesterday, as a step backward in terms of negotiations. what the outlying house republican states is $2.2 trillion in deficit reduction. that includes 1.2 trillion in spending cuts. $800 billion in new revenue. optimistic projections. and $200 billion in other measures, such as adjusting the consumer price index. but house republicans say if the president doesn't like this, it's incumbent upon him to offer a plan that can make it through the house and the senate. >> the white house says they want to see the republicans first say that tax rates are going to go up. is there any prospect of a face-to-face meeting between the president and house speaker john boehner in the coming days? and how are they getting
that has lost so much. and tell the rest of america that he hopes that we can all learn from what happened here. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we've come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> reporter: more than 900 people packed into newtown high school for an emotional interfaith service. they came to remember loved ones lost in the shootings and left with the message that those who died may help lead america to become better and safer for others. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like. this>> reporter: the entire community of newtown has transformed into one giant memorial, with flowers, teddy bears and candles now piling up at a continuous pace seemingly everywhere here. >> there's no way you can be living and this doesn't affect you. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to find out what prompted 20-year-old adam lanza to shoot his own mother multiple times in the face before continui
up at 7:00 is good morning america. dan harris is joining us live from new york to tell us what they are working on. good morning. >> hey, carolyn, good morning to you. two storms set to swoop in just in times it make the post christmas journey home potentially a big mess. millions of travels may be affected. ginger is here to tell us when the two storms will affect most strongly. and the mad dash, as you well know, christmas 48 hours away. the last minute shoppers wondering where to get the best deals the day before christmas eve or christmas eve eve. we have all the last-minute tips and ways for you to save money and time. and christmas criminals on a less happy note. caught on tape, some grinch captured red-handed as they try to steal people's purchases. check outweighs people tried and failed to sneak off with christmas gifts. most of them busted, which is the good news. and on a very positive note we are calling him st. nick. how this pro basketball player surprised basketball in need with a christmas they will never forget. a member of the new york knicks, amarie stoudemir
to make america stronger. we can rebuild infrastructure. we think those are good investments in america and we think we can afford them. >> let's look at an outline of what republicans said they heard in the meeting. $1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years. $50 billion in stimulus spending right now. $400 billion in unspecified medicare cuts. over the next ten years. and then, permanent authority to increase the debt limit the president wants that authority. they look at that 1.6 trillion in revenue and say it's twice as much you get from raising taxes on the wealthy and much more than democrats would ever accept in the senate. that's why they say this is not serious. >> but let me start with what you said, we're making the threat of default. we propose to take an idea that senator mcconnell proposed in the summer of 2011 and extend that. what that does, it lifts the cloud of default over the economy. the president has increased the debt limit. congress has a chance to express approval of that. it's a very smart way by the senator with impeccable credentials to lift this
the nap nanny properly has ever suffered an injury requiring medical attention. for "good morning america," jim avila, abc news, washington. >> thanks to jim. >>> we're going to turn to the search for an arizona college freshman missing almost a week. he was last seen partying late friday night with members of a fraternity he wants to join. and the missing teen's mom says he was worried about rough hazing during pledge week. abc's linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, distraught family and friends came together for a vigil for arizona state university freshman jack culolias, who has been missing since friday night. willing to do anything to find her 19-year-old son, who was last seen at this arizona bar. he was allegedly kicked out after being very intoxicated. he left his cell phone and credit cards behind. >> he normally never would do anything like this. >> reporter: he had been at a social event friday night for a fraternity as a new pledge. the pledging process is something his mother says he was concerned about. >> there was rumor that they were going to put them in a
for a wrong-way driver like this one in pennsylvania. for "good morning america," jim avila, abc news, washington. >>> we have the latest, now, on john mcafee. back in the u.s. now after more than a month on the run in central america. the software pioneer is still wanted for questioning in the murder of an american citizen in belize. but he is free for now. and abc's matt gutman talked to him when he landed in miami. >> reporter: we found john mcafee, withered from the five-week-long odyssey. this morning is the first time in well over a month that he's not waking up in a central american jungle or in a lockup for central american migrants. >> i had no choice. they put me on an airplane. i am here. >> reporter: overnight, john mcafee's month-long international run from police in central america ended with a flight to miami. as dozens of media waited, federal authorities spirited the 67-year-old off a plane and into this van. then, he hopped in a cab, to this miami beach hotel, where he sat down exclusively with abc news. >> i have clothes and shoes. all of my assets and money is in b
this close. >> time for them to turn in their term paper. >> this is america. they should be working for the american people. >> the parties are trying to outdo each other. >> sit down, don't come out of the room until you have this thing taken care of. >> reporter: the next 24 hours will tell us whether or not this will be successful. harry reid, the top democrat in the senate, and mitch mcconnell, the top republican, are going to be working together to try to come to some bipartisan agreement. then on sunday what will happen, they'll try to present that agreement to the rank and file members of the senate and then onto the house to see if it can pass. it won't be easy and even if they can pull this off, it will be what the president called the bare minimum, extending the tax cuts, but leaving some of the tough issues, especially spending cuts, until early next year. david? >> our chief white house correspondent leading us off. jon, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the second major winter storm in a week. the system is already moving through the south, tracking up to the northeast. in a
ones. we have the latest on what is being called one of the worst shooting tragedy's in america's history. it has reignited that debate. live in sandy hook connecticut. good morning. >> good morning. every corner of this community is still mourning the loss of those innocent lives. every where you go people are shaking. the schools they are going to be closed tomorrow for more day of grieving. >> overnight they had vigils even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. he described the last time he saw his daughter emily. >> she said she loved me i gave her a kiss and i went out the door. >> emily is one of the victims all of the children 1st graders 6 or 7 years old. 6 adults were also killed among them the school principal and psychologist both married with children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter in order to protect her sue dents as was the school psychologist. >> the grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this probably is the worst i have ever seen. >> we are learning more
're following tonight. a series of storms set to barrel across america, possibly producing christmas day tornadoes in the south and then a huge mess in the northeast. just as people are trying to get home after the holiday. in parts of the country, the action has already begun, and here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it's the nightmare before christmas travelers were hoping to avoid. blankets of snow from central new york to northern california creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that last time and it's not fun. >> reporter: in chicago, paula gagerman and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies today. what's that stress like when you got to get somewhere and you're traveling with family and it's not -- mother nature is not cooperating? >> extremely stressful. >> we're like, come on, come on, come on. we just want to get there. come on, we're going to be late, we're going to be late, come on. it's really annoying. >> reporter: in northe
." >>> and good morning, america. hello to robin at home. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. so much of our hearts and minds, still focused on newtown. president obama will announce his next step. the students at sandy hook are going to go back to school in january. it's a new school where they're trying to replicate like sandy hook. >> they want every crayon in the right place. >>> we're also going to go, as part of our search for solutions, inside one of the safest schools in the country. you wouldn't believe how they protect the students in school. the question, of course, being are these extreme measures about to become routine in schools? >> certainly, a fascinating look. >>> also, a shocking verdict in the case of the high school valedictorian in michigan accused of killing his mother. we're going to go inside a stunned courtroom. >>> we're going to switch gears. you saw it in the open. get ready, everybody. it is perhaps our biggest "deals and steals" event, ever. all for the holidays. how about $15 hockey jackets? just for starts. >>> let's get to sam. that major storm sweeping across the
, an america's cup competitor is caution oracle team u.s.a. of spying. the italian team has filed a formal protest to an international jury of sailing experts they say the oracle team sent an inflate boat to take pictures of their catamaran last month in new zealand. oracle admits it sent someone to watch but claims it didn't break rules. the america's cup will be held on san francisco bay next summer. >>> did you say something about it being raiders day? >> it is raiders day here on abc7. >> it sure is. raiders fans are already gearing up, partying before the big game. kira klapper is live in san leandro at a hang out that bleeds black and silver. they look hard-core there. >> reporter: they are. let me get out of the way so you can see them -- [ inaudible ] these fans have packed in for game day they come the night before game day, unfortunately, we have to take away from this live shot and show you one of those nights before game day. you can see this is the next best place to watch the game if you are not at the stadium. ricky's has been an institution since 1946 started in hayward and
clearing the way with a merger with u.s. airway autos san francisco school officials invited america's toughest p1Ñ wria letter after denying them a chance to speak to their class in person. the sheriff happens to be in san francisco for a conference. he received a bundle of letters written in spanish from students that criticized his aggressive enforcement of immigration laws in phoenix. >> and i'm concerned about parents giving the wrong message to their kids. and even teacher asks schools. because this class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> arpio gained fame for making inmates wear pink under wear. >> fox con, parts supplier for apple is considering a u.s. expansion now that apple ceo said it will begin manufacturing products here in the united states. and housing employees and dorms have been working for unbearly long hours and apple has not revealed which products will be made in the united states. >> listen to this. local researchers find a gene that could lead to a pill this-to-fight fat. >> and a judge decides whether golfers can still tee off on a golf course at the je
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today described as the safest place in america, is in total shock. 90 minutes into the school day on a bright winter morning here, police got a call from the sandy hook elementary school. >> sandy hook school, caller's indicating she thinks there's someone shooting in the building. >> reporter: at around 9:30, the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza, a former student in the local schools, shown here as a teenager, had barged in. according to the police, he was heavily armed, coated in body armor, and ready to kill. >> we heard this racket at our classroom and we were like all scared, so then we heard them say, go in your cubbies. >> reporter: there were more than 600 children from kindergarten through fourth grade inside. >> it was really scary. teachers just said, sit down inside the corner and be quiet. >> reporter: calls went out to police even as shots were still being fired and within five to ten minutes, tactical teams with long guns drawn swarmed the school, a stark contrast against the backdrop of this bucolic, woodsy neighborhood. >> reports that the teachers saw two runners
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